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John Joseph Remis

January 4, 1934 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 86) 86 Years Old

John Remis Obituary

Mr. John Joseph Remis, 86, husband of the late Janet H. Remis passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Gold Country Retirement Community in Placerville, CA. Born January 4, 1934 in Ilion, NY, he was the son of the late John Anthony Remis and Rachel Conover Remis.  

Both John and Janet grew up in the small village of Ilion, where they first met during grade school. Soon after high school, their love story began, one filled with beautiful memories shared throughout their 55 years of marriage. John worked for the Village of Ilion’s municipal power division, in what was referred to as “the light department.” Although he was dedicated to his career, family and faith always came first. Unwavering in his service to the Lord and his community, John was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of both the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts of America. He was the patriarch of the Remis family in every sense of the word, leaving behind a noble legacy for loved ones to continue.

Left to cherish his memory are his children; Martin Paul Remis and wife, Parichat, of Hawaii, Mary Elizabeth Maynard and husband, William, of Quinby, VA, John Andrew Remis and wife, Vanessa Triscari-Remis, of Prince George, VA, David Brian Remis and wife, Karen, of Topsham, ME, Janet Rae Getman, of Pensacola, FL, and Ryan Christopher Remis and wife, Sarah, of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren; Whitney, Robert, Victoria, Kelli, Stephen, Serena, Amanda, Michaela, Jeffrey, Alexandra, Gwenyth, Jacob, and Clara; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving John are his sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Duane Allen of Saugerties, NY, as well as their children and families. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Michael, Charles Joseph, and James Remis.

The family will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, in Onley, VA, followed by interment in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, were Mr. Remis will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife.

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Private Services

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
25236 Coastal Boulevard
Onley, VA 23418

Private Interment

Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Hill Street
Onancock, VA 23417


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